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PA Speedweek Opener A Wash


A monsoon-type rainstorm hit Williams Grove Speedway just prior to time trials on Friday night, washing out the slated kickoff to the annual PA Speedweek sprint car series.

Elliott Opts Out Of Slinger Nationals

Chase Elliott will carry sponsorship from Kelley Blue Book for two races in 2016 and 2017. (NASCAR Photo)

Due to sponsor commitment, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Chase Elliott will be unable to compete in the 37th annual SuperSeal Slinger Nationals presented by Miller Lite on July 19 as originally planned.

White Is Thunder Road Star

Matt White

Matt White grabbed the lead halfway through the race, then held off a late-race challenge from Eric Badore to claim the 50-lap late model feature on North Country Federal Union Night at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl

Town Buys Illiana Motor Speedway

Eddie Hoffman (8) and Jeff Cannon go wheel to wheel at Illiana Motor Speedway in 2014.  (Stan Kalwasinski Photo)

Part of the area’s automobile racing landscape since after World War II, Illiana Motor Speedway has apparently hosted its last racing event as the property has been sold to the town of Schererville.

DIRTcar Nationals Washed Out At Farley

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Rain has forced the cancellation of Wednesday’s Summer Nationals event at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa. The race will not be rescheduled.

Pierce Keeps Rolling At Jacksonville

Bobby Pierce (32) races underneath Mike Marlar on his way to victory in Tuesday night's DIRTcar Summer Nationals stop at Jacksonville Speedway. (Connor Hamilton photo)

Bobby Pierce continued his Summer Nationals dominance Tuesday night at Jacksonville Speedway’s ILMO Propane Wildman Kelly Classic, battling Mike Marlar to score his third win so far this season.

School Bus Battle Highlights Summer Shootout

Harrisburg Elementary Principal Tonya Williams, left, celebrates with Miss zMAX after winning the area principal school bus race during Tuesday's Bojangles' Summer Shootout action at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (CMS/John Davison photo)

A no-holds-barred school bus slobberknocker among area school principals highlighted the second week of Bojangles’ Summer Shootout action, which wrapped up on Tuesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Harrisburg Elementary’s Tonya Williams taking her pink school bus to victory in a thrilling race that saw W.M. Irvin Elementary’s Drew Fitzgerald roll his bus in turn three on the first lap.

Michigan Motorsports Hall Reveals Inductees


The Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors has announced the class of 2016.

Jim Thirkettle Was Ferocious But Fair

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For more than two decades, from the early 1970s through the 1990s, few drivers did it any better or with greater style than Jim Thirkettle of Sylmar, Calif.

Tremont Adds Another Devil’s Bowl Trophy

Kenny Tremont Jr. won the special topless modified feature on Sunday night at Devil's Bowl Speedway. (Alan Ward Photo)

Kenny Tremont Jr.’s name repeats throughout Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s record books as its most successful stock car driver, and on Sunday he added to his legacy by winning for the 71st time at the Vermont facility.


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